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Looking Back 8/9

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - To our friends and customers, we wish to announce the purchase of Sutton's Grocery, which was formerly Dobson's Grocery located on South Kingshighway and Edmondson Street.


SIKESTON - Threat of an infantile paralysis epidemic, which held Sikeston in fear last weekend has passed on, Dr. H.M. Kendig, Sikeston health physician, reports today.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The first Candy Striper program for high school age girls has begun at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital. This organization is another arm of the Hospital Auxiliary, joining the Gray Ladies and Pink Ladies.

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PARMA - A grant of $14,760 by the Public Health Service toward construction of sewer facilities to cost $58,650 has been advanced to the City of Parma.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Stephanie Todt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Todt of Bell City, and Christopher Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Porter of New Madrid, were crowned Little Miss and Mister Western by emcee Rich Wrather and State Rep. Dennis Ziegenhorn. First runners-up were Conn Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Davis of East Prairie, and Charla Burton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Burton of Bloomfield. Second runners-up were Cami Todt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Todt of Bell City, and Justin Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Wheeler of Essex.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - With his family watching, Rice "Pete" Burns Jr. was sworn in as a member of the State Board of Education Tuesday afternoon by Judge Tony Heckemeyer. The oath was given at the Sikeston Board of Education meeting. Burns will finish the unexpired term of Bekki Cook, now secretary of state.

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EAST PRAIRIE - Approval to retain a 19 cent per $100 assessed valuation property tax was given by voters in Tuesday's special election. The vote - 107 yes to 91 no - allows retention of the current 89 cent per $100 valuation rate for a four year period for the general fund. Also Tuesday, approval was given by Sikeston voters for a 1/4-cent sales tax for capital improvements. The much-touted proposal will boost city revenues by $425,000 annually and was passed by a final tally of 886 to 787.